Direct lending to established local businesses with trustworthy owners has historically provided very attractive returns.

Featured Media Coverage

President Brendan Ross on
Small Business Lending &
Peer to Peer Investing

American Banker: Time to Align Incentives for Marketplace Lenders, Investors

By Brendan Ross After a period of rapid growth,...

Wall Street Journal: LendingClub to Cut 12% of Its Workforce, as Loan Volumes Fall

By Peter Rudegeair Online lender LendingClub...

American Banker: What To Make of Lending Club’s Latest Bad News Dump

By Kevin Wack That Lending Club’s battered...

What We Do

Direct Lending Investments is an asset manager with a focus on financing non-bank lenders.

Our portfolios seek to generate current income through opportunistic investments in financing transactions, including loans to non-bank lenders and to other small and medium sized businesses.

We help to fill the current financing gap created by the long-term decline in lending by traditional banks to small & medium sized businesses and to various related asset classes.

Our intent is to deliver these compelling, income-producing investment opportunities to our investors.

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In the News

July 11, 2016 |

American Banker: Time to Align Incentives for Marketplace Lenders, Investors

By Brendan Ross After a period of rapid growth, the intense scrutiny now following marketplace lending was...

July 6, 2016 |

Wall Street Journal: LendingClub to Cut 12% of Its Workforce, as Loan Volumes Fall

By Peter Rudegeair Online lender LendingClub Corp. unveiled new responses to a slump in its business Tuesday,...

July 6, 2016 |

American Banker: What To Make of Lending Club’s Latest Bad News Dump

By Kevin Wack That Lending Club’s battered shares climbed on a day when the online lender reported a slew of...

May 11, 2016 |

Barron’s: Online Firms Say Lending Club Woes Will Lead to ‘Higher Bar’

By Amey Stone Lending Club (LC) shares continued their descent Wednesday. On Monday the online lender ousted its...

May 9, 2016 |

Bloomberg: Direct Lending’s Ross on LendingClub’s Loan Sale Abuse (Audio)

Pimm Fox, well known financial broadcaster and co-host of “Taking Stock” on Bloomberg Radio, spoke to...

January 26, 2016 |

CNBC: A new flavor of fixed income

Brendan Ross of Direct Lending Investments explains how he makes small business loans into an asset class, in this...

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